SiriusXM has announced that Pat McAfee, who since his retirement in 2017 from an All-Pro NFL career has become one of sports media’s most popular and compelling personalities, is making SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio channel the exclusive radio home of his daily The Pat McAfee Show. McAfee announced the news on his show today.
McAfee will make his SiriusXM debut on Wednesday, September 9, and will host the show live from his studios in Indianapolis, IN every weekday from noon to 3:00 pm ET.
“I’m very thankful and honored for the chance to be on Mad Dog Sports Radio,” said McAfee. “SiriusXM is such an incredibly massive platform and the freedom it allows is perfect for our style of show. To say we’re grateful to Scott Greenstein, Steve Cohen, Andrew Moss and all of the other awesome folks at SiriusXM for this opportunity would be an understatement. Let’s do the damn thing. We hope you’ll join us daily.”
“Pat is absolutely a one-of-a-kind talent,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “His experience as an athlete, his perspective on sports and the larger world around it, his skill as an interviewer, and his ability to relate to and entertain an audience, are just some of the things that set him apart from so many others in media. We’re very excited to have his energy and personality on SiriusXM. There are no limits to what he’ll be able to do on the Mad Dog Sports Radio channel.”
In 2018, McAfee began appearing on WWE programming as a pre-show analyst for the companies’ NXT Takeover events, and signed a multi-year contract with WWE the following year. He performed in his first NXT TakeOver bout on August 22. McAfee is also a stand-up comedian, small business owner, and hosts his own daily podcast.
With the addition of The Pat McAfee Show to the Mad Dog Sports Radio lineup, Morning Men with Evan Cohen and Mike Babchik will air from 6:00-9:00 am ET daily, and Schein on Sports with Adam Schein will air from 9:00 am-noon ET daily. Christopher Russo hosts the channel’s anchor program, Mad Dog Unleashed, every weekday from 3:00 – 6:00 pm ET.
Mad Dog Sports Radio’s Steve Torre and Danny Kanell, hosts of the 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET show Dog Day Sports, will continue to contribute to the Mad Dog Sports Radio channel. Kanell will also continue to host The First Team every morning on the ESPNU Radio channel on SiriusXM.